There really is nothing like a mother’s love for a child.
Any mother who has experienced childbirth will understand that you’ve got to really love something to willingly agree to do that, and most of the time come back for more.
Maybe it’s nature’s way of keeping the numbers down, because if it wasn’t so traumatic, I’d be popping out babies often.
I’m not sure I can really even
talk write about giving birth to Savannah, except that after it was done, I stood, with the fragility of an elderly sick woman, holding onto the shower rod, convulsing with pain, letting the warm water wash the tears away that now engulfed me and added to the racking of my body.
I allowed my body the space it needed to speak and let it all out.
Craig helped me gently dry off, held me and told me it was alright, that I did an amazing job and we now had our beautiful little girl. I’m sure he was traumatized too with what he saw.
I knew I just had to let the trauma wash out of my body. I was so thankful Craig was there. I would never have gotten through it with out him holding me and saying the right things. I think the mid-wives wanted to hire him; they were so impressed with how he handled everything.
Giving birth is an amazing experience.
You walk through hell to be given heaven.
And once you can let that pain wash away, you can focus on what it really meant and what it all was for.
To allow angels into your life.
At 3:08am on Tues morning, Aug 30 an angel came bursting into my life.
She’s precious and I love her deeply, without even knowing her.
Just one look and my heart melts, and I forget the pain that brought her here.
Induced by drip: hell
Labour: 2 hours 40 minutes of proper labour (just what that is I don’t know, but I think its the real hellish part)
Stitches: 5 and gravel rash (as reported by the midwife)
Weight: 3.410kg/ 7lb 8 oz
Height: 51 cm (but currently about 31 as she holds her legs up like a frog!)
Head circumference: 36.3cm (wish that was smaller)
Wheelchair: Yes! (Had to ride it back to the ward, and did not move from bed for a whole 24 hours)
Craig: He’s up for hire if you need a strong, supportive birthing partner. He knows how to say the right things and will willingly allow you to squeeze the f##k out of his hand whilst giving you a back rub.
Craig and I must have been destined for two girls. We’ve never really had a boy’s name picked out, but for our two girls we’ve always known.
Their names reflect our travels and our beliefs and what we want for their spirit.
Savannah is obviously the name of one of our favourite US cities.
But, it is also more of that, it is the home of the African plains, one of our favourite places to roam.
And it is where the animals live wild and free.
To us, there is no greater thing than your spirit to be free.
Free to choose, free to live in a way that suits your passion and purpose.
To me Savannah means freedom and life.
and just like Kalyra means a wild and pleasant place, there was no more perfect name for our second daughter.
And, it’s real pretty too.
Just like her